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>> bill: hey, good morning everybody. what do you say? great to see you today. it is a wednesday. wednesday, july 10. and it is a hot and steamy time here in the nation's capital. but we're weathering that awful weather nonetheless in order to keep you up to date on what's going on here in washington, d.c., around the country and around the globe.
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coming to you live from our stio on capitol hill and giving you a chance to not just find out what's going on this morning but to join the conversation. you can do so, any one of several ways. give us a call at 1-866-55-press. that's our toll free number. join us on twitter at bpshow and on facebook at facebook.com/billpressshow. some stories we'll be covering this morning the house republicans are meeting today to try to decide what they are going to do, if anything, about immigration reform. will they pick up the senate bill and vote on it? probably not. will they come up with their own bill. probably something but good number of republicans are saying that they will not accept any bill that has a path to citizenship and democrats are saying they don't -- they won't accept any bill unless it has a
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path to citizenship. it looks like we may not see immigration reform this year at all. we'll bring you up to date op that and a lot more right here on current tv. conversation started weekdays at 9 eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. the troops love me. tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. (vo) sharp tongue. >>excuse me? (vo) quick wit. >> and yes, president obama does smell like cookies and freedom. (vo) and above all, opinion and attitude. >> really?! this is the kind of stuff they say about something they just pulled freshly from their [bleep]. >> you know what those people are like. >> what could possibly go wrong in eight years of george bush? >> my producer just coughed up a hairball. >>sorry. >>just be grateful current tv doesn't come in "smell-o-vision" >> oh come on!
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the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. (vo)only on current tv.
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>> did anyone tell the pilgrims they should self-deport? >> no, they said "make us a turkey and make it fast". >> (laughter). >> she gets the comedians laughing. >> that's the best! >> that's hilarious. >> ... and the thinkers thinking. >> okay, so there is wiggle room in the ten commandments is what you're telling me. >> she's joy behar. >> ya, i consider you jew-talian. >> okay, whatever you want. >> who plays kafka? >> who saw kafka? >> who ever saw kafka? >> (laughter). >> asking the tough questions. >> chris brown, i mean you wouldn't let one of your daughters go out with him. >> absolutely not. >> you would rather deal with ahmadinejad then me? >> absolutely! >> (singing) >> i take lipitor, thats it. >> are you improving your lips? >> (laughter). >> when she's talking, you never know where the conversation is going to go. >> it looks like anthony wiener is throwing his hat in the ring. >> his what in the ring? >> his hat. >> always outspoken, joy behar.
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>> and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? >> only on current tv. >> bill: president obama says my favorite food, my favorite food of all the things i eat my favorite is broccoli. broccoli? anybody believe that? hey, good morning everybody. what do you say? come on, mr. president. c'mon, you like burgers ribs, better like than you like
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broccoli. great to see you. what do you say? it is wednesday. wednesday, july 10. middle of the week. here we are this summer morning morning in our nation's capital. you'll find us up the street from the united states capitol building bringing you up to date on the news of the day here in washington, d.c., around the country, around the globe. and most importantly opening up the phones, opening up the internet so you can join us and join the conversation and this morning town hall as we do every morning for the next three hours on your local progressive talk radio station how lucky you are if you've got one. hope you appreciate it. you follow it. you listen to it and you support all of the sponsors on your local progressive talk radio station. also coming to you live on sirius x.m. and all three hours on current tv. go to current.com if you don't
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know how to find it. they'll tell you on your cable provider what number your channel is. great to see you today. and we've got a lot to cover. lots going on despite the fact that, you know, you know it is a slow news day when you pick up "the new york times" and the lead article in "the new york times" is -- you ready for this headline? >> i think i'm ready. >> bill: cypress controls increase worry on euro system. oh my god. so we thought we would spend the next three hours on the euro crisis. and cypress and take your calls at 1-866-55-press. [ laughter ] >> bill: hope you know more about it than i do. peter ogborn and dan henning team press in place this morning with alicia cruz with the phones covered. and with cyprian still out
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monty has the cameras covered. so you can see us here on current tv. well, you know, it had to happen once in awhile, right? you know it had to happen. i had to finally find something i could agree with rush limbaugh on. >> oh, wow! >> bill: he had a caller on a couple of days ago and his advice to this caller -- i've given this advice to many of our callers, advice was stop watching fox news. >> somewhere on fox? >> caller: that's right. >> you know, you need to stop watching these people because they're not gonna change. your blood pressure's going to suffer if you keep watching these people. they're designed to get you ticked off. they're designed to make you question your sanity. >> bill: yeah, see? >> okay. >> bill: i've been saying that
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for a long time, right? >> yeah. >> bill: stop watching fox news. all they do is try to stir you up and get you upset and the best thing to do is walk away. well, you know, that rush limbaugh must have gotten the call from roger ailes saying what the hell are you saying? don't watch fox news? so yesterday, he backtracked and explained, he just didn't hear the guy correctly of course i love fox news. here's how it came down. >> talking very rapidly which made it difficult for me to understand every word he was saying. he started spouting names of people. and i didn't recognize many of the names. it turns out that he was watching the fox business channel and he was ticked off at listening to all of the liberals there. [ laughter ] >> bill: come on, rush. nobody believes that!
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first of all name me one liberal who is on the fox business channel. right? neil cavuto? stuart? >> i can't think of any. >> bill: i know them both. they're both friends of mine but they're not liberals. rush was spouting off. people see fox as the bastian of conservative. a little embarrassing moment there for rush-bo. we've got a great line-up for you today. congresswoman barbara lee one of our favorites was at the meeting yesterday with the congressional black caucus and president obama. she will be here to tell us all about it. reid wilson will join us from the hotline, "national journal" hotline. clinton yates who is the new columnist -- well, he's got
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another job at the "washington post" now. not just a local blogger. one of our favorite guests, too will be here in studio with us. and democrats particularly harry reid are facing a big decision. is now finally the time that they're going to do something about the filibuster? let's hope so. but first... >> announcer: this is the "full court press." >> other headlines make news on this wednesday "the view"'s lone conservative voice is leaving the daytime abc chat fest for a stage she's likely more welcome on. elisabeth hasselbeck is headed over to fox news to be the new cohost on fox and friends morning starting in september. she'll sit alongside steve ducey and brian kilmeade replacing gretchen carlson. she will host a new daytime show on her own according to that network. hasselbeck's last day on "the view" is today. she's been there for ten years. >> wow, ten years?
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>> 2003 is when she started on "the view." >> bill: she's obviously the outsider on the view. not bad. not bad to have one conservative. she's held the conservative point of view pretty well. >> she's a little nutty but she's likable, i think. i think she does a good job in that role. i think she will be a very good fit for fox and friends. >> bill: she looks like she was made for fox news. >> lots of buzz over the latest issue of espn's magazine. they just put out their fourth annual body issue which features completely naked athletes, most notably this year, they feature olympic athlete kerri walsh jennings before and after giving birth to her baby. others baring is all is collin copper knick and gary player quite a bit older than everyone else. john wahl of the washington
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wizards. 17 players overall. private parts strategically covered. >> bill: which magazine is this? >> espn the magazine. 17 naked athletes for you. >> they do this every year. if you want to feel really, really horrible about yourself, go take a look at these professional athletes who look like they've been carved out of rock with their clothes off. >> it's amazing. >> bill: i think i won't look at it then. you're going to the gym. >> next year, buddy. when they do the stars of political talk. >> it was a state lunch at the white house yesterday. for kids. president and mrs. obama hosting the 54 winners of a recipe contest to promote healthy eating. one of the 8 to 12-year-olds came from every state territory and district of columbia. "usa today" reports that some of the winning recipes were prepared by the white house kitchen including alaskan
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seviche with mango zucchini pancakes and passion fruit banana smoothies. >> kids like seviche. >> what 8-year-old can make seviche? >> bill: it is not hard to make. >> that's not something kids eat though. >> it is not hard to make. >> bill: yeah. take your 8-year-old out -- your kid probably would. >> my kid likes seafood. this is seviche for god's sake. it is sort of an adult version of food. good for the kids, i guess. >> bill: maybe go to alaska. we're coming up with a big showdown. it looks like tomorrow in the senate, something we've been talking about a long time here. yours and mine, a favorite kind of topic and a favorite target
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which is to get rid of the filibuster because we know what a club, an anti-democratic club this is and has been used as such by republicans in the united states senate. the history of the filibuster, i forget who it was our guest pointed out to us that it didn't used to be. the filibuster used to be something that was used only rarely and only for very, very important battles and very important issues. a classic one was of course, strom thurmond and his almost a day-long filibuster on the civil rights act. but for those kind of occasions the whole time that lyndon johnson was senate majority leader, the filibuster was used only once. republicans have made it an
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every day occurrence. they use the filibuster meaning you need 60 votes. used to be 75. they changed it years ago down to 60. republicans use it not just for votes on issues but for procedural matters of course. whether or not they are going to allow a vote on any issue and they use it to block appointments, the president's appointments. it was -- what peter something like 300 400 times they used it last year. >> it was over 300 times last year. >> bill: over 300 times. now once in all the time i think it was 12 years that lyndon johnson was majority leader. once. over 300 times. republicans used it last year. so there is a big clam clamor. remember this. six months ago. little more. in january, the beginning of this term, the senate can, at the beginning of each term, the senate can change the rules of
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the senate and all you require are a 1 votes -- are 51 votes. remember this big movement. we had several people in here who were pushing for it. senator tom udall from new mexico. senator jeff merkley from oregon. senator sheldon whitehouse from rhode island leading the pack saying now's the time. let's change the filibuster. we can get 51 votes, we can get 51 democrats. let's do it. we thought it was going to happen. instead, even tom daschle former senate majority leader, wrote an op-ed in "the washington post" saying at least if we're not going to get rid of the filibuster, then let's make them filibuster. let's have a real filibuster. make them stand up there and actually talk and talk and talk until they have to run out to the bathroom or something and everybody has to lay out their cots and people have to stay
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there and listen. but instead, harry reid made a deal. he made a deal with mitch mcconnell and mitch mcconnell promised okay, if you don't change the filibuster rules, we agree we will not abuse the filibuster. we will only use it for those occasions where you and i both agree this is a big deal. okay. guess what? republicans lied. totally lied. nothing has changed. they still use it to block votes. they still use it on procedural matters as to whether or not there's going to be a vote and they still use it to block the president's appointments. especially three of them. their appointments to the national labor relations board the judicial appointments but there are three appointments, two of them to the president's cabinet for the head of the e.p.a. gina mccarthy. for labor secretary tom perez and for head of the consumer finance protection bureau which has been around for two years richard cordray the acting head of it and can't get a vote. can't even get a hearing or a
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vote rather as to whether or not he will be confirmed. harry reid has warned republicans all right, we've had it. we're tired of this, you're playing games with this. this time, we really mean it. this time, you act on the presidential nominations. you allow a vote. drop the filibuster, allow a vote. by the end of this week or we're going to change the filibuster rules. that is the issue facing senate democrats. they'll meet tomorrow to decide whether or not to go through with that. what do you think? 1-866-55-press. i gotta tell you man, they should have done this in january. they should have done it years ago. they should have done it in january and they didn't. they wimped out in january. it is vitally vitally important, i think just to preserve any semblance of democracy and majority rule in this government to amend the filibuster, reform the
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filibuster if we don't get rid of it altogether and this time, democrats have to do it. do you think, do you think that they'll have the guts, the balls to do it this time around? they wimped out in january. will this week see the end of the filibuster as we know it and as we want to see it? 1-866-55-press is our toll free number. maybe they've got to hear from us that this is what we want. let's talk about it on the "full court press." >> announcer: like politics? then like the "bill press show" on facebook. this is the "bill press show." for true stories. with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines. real, gripping, current. documentaries...
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if you believe in state's rights but still support the drug war you must be high. >> i think the number one thing that viewers like about "the young turks" is that we're honest. i think the audience gets that i actually mean it. >> you're putting out there something that you're proud of. journalists want the the story and they want the right story and the want the true story. >> you can say anything here. >> i spent a couple of hours with a hooker. >> your mistake was writing a check. >> she never cashed it! >> the war room. >> compared to other countries with tighter gun safety laws our death toll is just
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staggering. >> the young turks. >> the top bankers who funneled all the money to the drug lords, no sentence. there's just no justice in that. >> viewpoint. >> carl rove said today that mitt romney is a lock to win next pope. he's garunteeing it. >> joy behar: say anything. >> is the bottom line then that no white person should ever, ever, ever use the "n" word? >> yes! >> only on current tv.
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belle 25 minutes after the hour here. the "full court press" here on wednesday, july 10. this may be the time. maybe democrats have finally realized they're getting screwed over and over by republicans and maybe they're finally going to do what they should have done in january. is reform the filibuster. peter, what's up? >> remember one the best ways to communicate with the show is on twitter at bpshow. we're checking your comments all the time there. it is at bpshow on twitter. nra hater says the senate must change filibuster rules. reid is a wimp and will allow the republicans to push him around and throw him out. that's one way to look at it. dw17176 says if only 51 lazy democrats would show up, the g.o.p. has to actually filibuster. there are some comments there
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from twitter. we're at bpshow. >> bill: yeah, remember they should have learned their lesson. made this deal in january. republicans promise they're going to behave. remember the background checks? they had the votes to pass the background checks. republicans filibustered it and never got to a vote. so i mean how many times -- it is like lucy and the football. how many times are we going to believe them? this time, i hope not. robert in plainfield, illinois. what do you say? good morning. >> caller: good morning, bill. first of all, proud member of 1185 carpenter's in chicago. >> bill: hey great my union brother. thank you. >> caller: i feel like the filibuster needs to be changed to where you have to stand up and talk until you lose your voice, you know. >> bill: right. or have to take a pee. >> caller: national labor relation board the appointees not being put on. that's a big threat to labor in
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general. whether you're a union member or not. there's no oversight and that's a big problem for us. i feel like labor has been being attacked for the last few years and i personally don't feel like union members are aware of it. i think we need to wake up. >> bill: excellent point robert. absolutely. the labor relations board is important to all working men and women in this country. it can't function today because it doesn't have enough members. bruce from riverton, new jersey. >> caller: i just can't believe harry reid can be so naive to believe mitch mcconnell is a guy who says we'll do anything we can to hurt this president and not get anything done. they have to do this. these guys are stagnating the whole government. >> bill: yeah. no absolutely. in effect, they've shut down the entire government with the filibuster and the worst part is the democrats have let them get away with it. will we stop it now?
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>> announcer: this is the "bill press show." to the fire. are you encouraged by what you heard the president say the other night? is this personal, or is it political? a lot of my work happens by doing the things that i'm given to doing anyway, by staying in touch with everything that is going on politically and putting my own nuance on it. in reality it's not like they actually care. this is purely about political grandstanding. i've worn lots of hats, but i've always kept this going. i've been doing politics now for a (vo) he's been called the epic politics man. he's michael shure and his arena is the war room. >> these republicans in congress that think the world ends at the atlantic ocean border and pacific ocean border. the bloggers and the people that are sort of compiling the best of the day. i do a lot of looking at those people as well. not only does senator rubio just care about rich people, but
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somehow he thinks raising the minimum wage is a bad idea for the middle class. but we do care about them right?
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>> announcer: heard around the country and seen on current tv this is the "bill press show." >> bill: wednesday july 10. 33 minutes after the hour. the "full court press." coming to you live on your local progressive talk radio station on sirius x.m. and on current tv on radio and tv. this wednesday morning. back to the big issues of the day. we're dealing with. but boy, this little warning about identity theft thieves. they're resorting using every
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means available to steal your vital information including technology. down in florida florida authorities found out about this scam. a company purporting to be from a major global courier a current major global courier delivery service they'll send you an e-mail saying we tried to deliver a package and nobody was home so you respond to this e-mail. when you do, that e-mail puts a virus on your computer that enables them to steal your personal and financial information. oh, my god! another example of how dangerous identity theft is and you have to do something about it, i suggest lifelock ultimate. lifelock services can't protect you or your bank account if you're not a member. visit lifelock.com or call and mention press 10. you'll get 10% off your lifelock ultimate
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membership. number to call, 1-866-55-press. 1-800-356-5967 for lifelock ultimate. we know -- by the way on the filibuster one final point senator jeff merkley one of the leaders of the young turks if you will, in the senate who has been pushing for filibuster reform will be in studio with us on the "full court press" tomorrow morning. so tune in for that. don't miss that. we talked yesterday with wayne slater from the "dallas morning news" about the big announcement by rick perry he was not going to run for re-election for a fourth term as governor of texas but he left the door open for running for president in 2016. we know how well that went the last time around. rand paul, who is also seriously
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thinking about running for president in 2016, was on the fox business channel yesterday afternoon with neil cavuto and neil asked him so what do you think about this guy that might might be your potential opponent in 2016. rand paul had a little fun with that. >> if governor perry decides to run for president. three good reasons he could be president. texas is a big, successful state. that's a long-term governor. i can't remember the third one. [ laughter ] >> very good sir. well done. >> bill: oh, yes we remember that debate where rick perry said there were three federal agencies that he would cancel right away. he would just eliminate abolish right away. and he named one. he named two and then long silence. oops. i can't remember the third. oops. at the white house yesterday an
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unusual event. a fun event. you know there are big state dinners at the white house for visiting presidents and washington pooh-bahs. yesterday, the white house held a state dinner, actually a lump, for kids, a kid's state dinner. these are kids from all around the country who submitted winning recipes healthy healthy winning recipes to the white house. one kid from every state in the union and every one of our territories. the first lady says you know, this is as close as it gets to a state dinner. >> you guys should really know this is what it's like to be a part of an official state dinner. and we set this event up and we mirrored it exactly to what people experience when we host world leaders here. >> bill: the president himself popped in. he did not eat.
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but he spoke and he congratulated the kids for the good example that they were setting for all of us. >> obama: eating healthy living healthy, you are setting up habits that are going to be great for your entire life and you're setting a great example for your classmates and i suspect you're setting a good example for your parents. >> bill: there you go. as the president -- here's what i find funny. as the president was on his way out, one of the kids asked him well, what is your favorite food? president obama said broccoli. which is kind -- which is funny for a lot of reasons. first of all remember george h.w. bush, pappy bush, one time famously said he wouldn't eat broccoli. he hated it. >> he said it several times over the presidency. he was well-known for hating broccoli. >> bill: don't even think of serving me broccoli, right? but seriously, i want to know,
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show of hands, how many really think that president obama's favorite food is broccoli? right? i mean hello. >> awfully quiet. >> bill: not many hands going up. look, we know this guy likes to eat. he likes a good burger. he likes ribs. what does he do when he goes out? you ever see him go to any of these restaurants -- he picks great places everywhere he goes. do you ever see him order broccoli? >> nope. >> bill: i don't hate broccoli. >> i like broccoli. i like it. it is not my favorite but i like it. >> bill: i tell you one thing i know, for a fact, i have never ordered broccoli in a restaurant. >> i have. not a plate of broccoli. >> bill: i look at something a fish or something and it has broccoli, i won't say i'm not going to eat that but i wouldn't say i'll have a side of broccoli. >> you could take --
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>> bill: how many people order broccoli? mr. president, how many times have you ordered broccoli? i came in because i want broccoli? >> you could take my favorite vegetable, my favorite vegetable and it is still not my favorite food. i like broccoli. i pride myself of being able to cook broccoli and greens and other dishes a lot of kids don't like. i do them very well. my kids love vegetables, still not their favorite food. my favorite vegetable is bacon. [ laughter ] >> bill: i think it's funny the way the president said that. i'll bet that kid didn't believe it either. >> no way. >> bill: but you know what? come to think of it, michelle was standing right there. so he couldn't say french fries. >> cheeseburgers. >> bill: right. now, speaking of food, peter you had a breaking news -- >> breaking news.
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>> bill: we used to be number one in this category. maybe this is good news we're no longer number one in this category. >> the united nations food and agriculture organization has taken a look at obesity in major countries around the world. for years the united states has been the fattest country. that is no longer the case. we're no longer number one. number one fattest country in the world is... mexico! >> bill: wait, in the world not just in this -- >> in the world is mexico. maybe they picked up some of our bad habits because they're right below us. we're not far behind to be clear. we're not far behind. they have a 32.8% adult obesity rate. and the u.s. has a 31.8%. so just 1 percentage point ahead of us. there are a lot of reasons they say this is happening. part is because of the economy in mexico is having so much trouble that it is cheaper to
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buy fried foods and things like that. also, it has pushed a lot of people away from suburban areas into -- city areas into more rural areas where it is a sedentary lifestyle. they can't -- they're not moving around as much. and so mexican people are getting fatter. >> bill: are we getting thinner? >> no, no. they just happen to be getting fatter. >> bill: they're getting fatter faster than we are. >> it is not like we're doing a better job. >> bill: i wonder what michelle obama has to say about that. >> let's move. >> bill: a lot more serious issues actually, very serious issue, the level of obesity in this country. and something we all ought to be working on. all be aware of. certainly the first lady is leading the charge against that to try to get people to eat healthy. get a little exercise and make us a healthier nation. so maybe we won't be number two even anymore. when we come back, reid wilson
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joins us from the hotline to talk about all of the news of the day including does the obama administration make a serious mistake by delaying implementation of obamacare and giving republicans a big opening? talk about that next right here on the "full court press." >> announcer: connect with the "bill press show" on twitter. follow us at bpshow and tweet using the hashtag watching bp. this is the "bill press show."
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>> bill: 14 minutes before the top of the hour on a wednesday july 10. here we are on the "full court press" and as we take a look and survey all of the different issues that congress is dealing with this week, nobody better on top of it than our good friend from the "national journal" hotline, editor-in-chief, reid wilson joining us on our news line this morning. how you doing? >> i'm ok. how are you bill? >> bill: good to talk to you. are you in the obama camp this morning? is broccoli your favorite food? >> what was he doing? come on. broccoli is nobody's favorite food. >> bill: that's what we were talking about. not even the kid believed him on that. >> that being said, remember, i'm sure you brought up the george h.w. bush bit. i suppose by saying broccoli is his favorite food, obama can avoid what happened to bush which was the national broccoli council dumped a dump truck full of broccoli on his doorstep. >> bill: oh, i forgot that.
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i would say it is my favorite food if somebody threatened to dump a dump truck full of broccoli on my doorstep. >> maybe it was counter programming. he's hoping somebody will dump a dump truck of cheeseburgers. >> twinkies are coming back on the shelves. >> bill: that's right. there you go. two things. the democrats are caucusing tomorrow on whether or not -- in the senate, whether or not they're going to go full blast to change the filibuster rules. republicans are caucusing in the house today on what they're going to do about immigration reform. do we know where either of these are heading? let's start in the house with immigration reform. >> i think it's heading in a seriously downward spiral right now. the immigration reform proponents sort of counted on a lot of republicans realizing the electoral realities of a growing hispanic population and getting behind some kind of comprehensive reform. we have seen be though that this
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notion that a big margin in the senate is good for actually passing a bill in the house isn't exactly true. remember, the farm bill got somewhere in the mid-70s in the senate and didn't go anywhere in the house. same thing is happening now among republicans in the house. this bill is -- you know, it will take awhile or it's not going to go anywhere. >> bill: it's interesting, as you say that, i was just trying to think how did this mythology get started? if you get enough votes in the senate, the house -- this house of all -- is going to have to act. >> we're still learning about sort of the new -- washington has governed. that used to be the case. a big margin in the senate would force the house to act. that was the case at one point in the history of washington. it is not anymore. so we're still sort of learning how this new generation of republicans, this sort of -- stand your ground republicans are going to act when a measure
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comes out of the senate. even a measure by the way, that was backed by a couple of folks who are from that new generation, marco rubio being the prime example. this is clearly not the case anymore. washington place by different rules. >> bill: it wasn't long ago that the house particularly when nancy pelosi was in charge, the house was passing stuff and the senate was considered the graveyard. now it's the other way around. >> it is in some respects although i will say there is an interesting debate going on over the student loans and the rate increases. and just to be clear, to be fair to the house republicans they have passed a bill. the senate has not. yesterday on the floor of the senate, senator tom harkin from iowa blasted the white house for not coming out -- not being able to pass their own version through the senate. i called one of the republicans one of the republican leadership aides and i said why don't you guys pass a bill and go to a
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conference committee. that's how washington used to remember. remember the house passes one version, the senate passes another. they get together in conference. they come out with a compromise. he said we've done our part. we've passed our bill. they haven't passed anything so they can't go to conference. there are still elements on the senate side where the democrats aren't quite passing their legislative agenda either. >> bill: speaking about the senate, harry reid reportedly has finally had it with the filibuster and particularly because the republicans are using it to block a vote on presidential nominees. and they're considering what they were going to do in january and did not changing the filibuster rules. do you think it is going to happen this time? >> here is an interesting parallel with the house. this whole debate is being driven -- much like the house debate on immigration is being driven by the new generation of republicans, the senate debate on the filibuster is being driven by a new generation of democrats. largely by the sort of more liberal members who have
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replaced more -- i'll say conservative members. called a moderate democrats over the last couple of years. people like chris murphy in connecticut who replaced joe lieberman and martin heinrich in new mexico who replaced jeff bingaman. jeff merkley in oregon. michael bennet of colorado. this is sort of the new younger vanguard of democratic members of congress who are -- democratic senators, specifically, who are tired of this notion of being able to be blocked by a relatively small minority of republican senators. so there may be some area of compromise, especially with some younger republicans. but let me tell you, the people most concerned about this are the older democrats who remember what it was like to be in the minority. still want the ability if -- another big wave develops and the republicans take over the senate the democrats especially the ones who have been there for awhile and remember what it was like to be in the minority still want the
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power to slow down republican legislation. >> bill: right. just about 30 seconds i've got to ask you did the obama administration, do you believe make a mistake in delaying this implementation for big businesses to have to offer healthcare to their employees? >> i think you have to sort of define mistake. in a policy area, probably not. they are still trying to get this thing right and implementation is going to be key to the success or failure of obamacare over the long run. from a political perspective, it is a very good thing. democrats don't want to have implementation happening in all of the businesses, talking about how much it is going to cost them in the run up to the 2014 election. so let the election pass. deal with the most painful part of the implementation in 2015 and then hopefully in democrat's minds everything will be smoothed over by the time the 2016 election goes around. so actually, frankly from both a
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policy and a politics perspective, they probably made the right decision. >> bill: reid wilson, good to talk to you. get you back in studio one of these days. >> thank you bill. >> bill: editor-in-chief of the hotline. you can follow the hotline and reid wilson's good work at nationaljournal.com. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show."
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this show is about being up to date, staying in touch with everything that is going on politically and putting my own nuance on it. in reality it's not like they actually care. this is purely about political grandstanding. >> announcer: take your e-mails on any topic at any time. this is the "bill press show." live on your radio and current tv. >> bill: all right. on the filibuster, by the way
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at the top of the next hour, we're going to jump over to doha and talk to shaddi from the brookings institute. kirk says hey bill, how i would love to believe harry but we've seen this movie before. harry will undoubtedly back down in the end. i hope not. but i'm afraid you may be right. on rick perry's announcement yesterday, paul points out rick perry is running for president. how do i know that? whenever a conservative prays about their future, it means they are running. seriously. has god ever told any of them not to run? good point. i think that's a code word. they say i'm pray that god will give me the right answer as to whether i'm going to run or not.
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[ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> bill: good morning friends and neighbors. what do you say? wednesday, july 10. the "full court press" coming to you live from our nation's capital and our studio on capitol hill in washington d.c. where it is miserably hot and humid here in washington, d.c. the senate and the house back in town. grappling with a lot of different issues. we'll bring you up to date on --
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on as many as we can in the next couple of hours together and take your calls at 1-866-55-press. you can tell us what it all means to you. what you think about what's going on. give us your comments also on twitter at bpshow. one of the best ways to follow the show and to participate in the show. or on facebook at facebook facebook.com/billpressshow. yes, republicans are caucusing today in the house of representatives to figure out what they're going to do about immigration reform. but many republicans are saying we don't care if we have any bill at all. we certainly are not going to support any bill that includes a path to citizenship while democrats are saying if it doesn't have a path to citizenship, then there will be no bill at all. doesn't hold much promise for getting anything done in that area this year. democrats, meanwhile in the senate, will be caucusing tomorrow to see if this is finally the time that they're
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going to break the filibuster and institute some strong filibuster reforms. let's hope this is -- let's hope it really works this time. all of that and more right here on current tv. conversation started weekdays at 9 eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. the troops love me. tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. (vo) sharp tongue. >>excuse me? (vo) quick wit. >> and yes, president obama does smell like cookies and freedom. (vo) and above all, opinion and attitude. >> really?! this is the kind of stuff they say about something they just pulled freshly from their [bleep]. >> you know what those people are like. >> what could possibly go wrong in eight years of george bush? >> my producer just coughed up a hairball. >>sorry. >>just be grateful current tv doesn't come in "smell-o-vision" >> oh come on!
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the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. (vo)only on current tv.
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>> did anyone tell the pilgrims they should self-deport? turkey and make it fast". >> (laughter). >> she gets the comedians laughing. >> that's the best! >> that's hilarious. >> ... and the thinkers thinking. >> okay, so there is wiggle room in the ten commandments is what you're telling me. >> she's joy behar. >> ya, i consider you jew-talian. >> okay, whatever you want. >> who plays kafka? >> who saw kafka? >> who ever saw kafka? >> (laughter). >> asking the tough questions. >> chris brown, i mean you wouldn't let one of your daughters go out with him. >> absolutely not. >> you would rather deal with ahmadinejad then me? >> absolutely! >> (singing) >> i take lipitor, thats it. >> are you improving your lips? >> (laughter). >> when she's talking, you never know where the conversation is going to go. >> it looks like anthony wiener is throwing his hat in the ring. >> his what in the ring? >> his hat. >> always outspoken, joy behar.
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>> and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? >> only on current tv. >> bill: what's your favorite food? a kid at the white house asked the president that yesterday and he said my favorite food is broccoli! mr. president, nobody believes that. good morning everybody. not even the first lady believes that. good morning. what do you say? it is wednesday, july 10. good to see you today.
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you're looking good. this is the "full court press." welcome, welcome welcome to the program. good to have you on board this morning. as we tackle the big stories of the day, bring you up to date on what's happening around the country, around the globe and right here in our nation's capital. where they're struggling hard it seems every day not to get anything done in the senate or the house. whatever's happening, we'll tell you about it and give you a chance to tell us what you think about it. at 1-866-55-press. or on twitter at bpshow and on facebook at facebook.com/billpressshow. thank you, thank you for joining us. us being the whole team here. peter ogborn and dan henning leading up the team. hello, guys. >> yes sir. >> good morning. >> bill: alichia cruz has the phones covered. cyprian bowlding still off winding up his vacation. he will be back beginning of the week.
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monty is his abley fill-in keeping us looking good on current tv. our line-up of guests this morning, it is just amazing. >> it is amazing. >> bill: and the line-up of issues that we've got covered in the three hours we got together this morning only one word to describe it. >> amazing. >> bill: amazing. if you hear the word amazing enough on this show this morning, you might actually think you were listening to the chris hayes show. that amazing show on msnbc. it is amazing. it is amazing to me, still that they bumped ed schultz for chris hayes. at any rate, the washington free beacon, a conservative web site has been tracking chris hayes and there is a favorite word of
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his. >> in the course -- the supreme court decision sometime -- >> 12 hours. >> that's amazing. >> could see something amazing happen. >> this week, something amazing happened. >> i'm genuinely confused. >> my heart is an emotional pretzel. >> amazing story. >> amazing, dramatic moment. >> amazing effect. >> amazing pretty incredible results. >> amazing, amazing, amazing. this guy is amazing. [ laughter ] >> bill: favorite word. what a line-up we've got for you today. we'll be talking at the top of the hour here to shadid, director of research for the brookings center in doha. barbara lee congresswoman, will be here in studio to talk about her meeting with the rest of the congressional black caucus with president obama at the white house yesterday.
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and clinton yates from "the washington post" in studio with us. we'll go right to doha. but first -- >> this is the "full court press." >> other headlines making news on this wednesday another former today show host has landed her own daytime talk show. meredith vieira will begin hosting a syndicated tv show in the fall of 2014 which will basically be like any other daytime talk show according to "usa today." it will resemble her actual living room at home using her actual furniture and family photos. and she said she will use skills she developed on "the view," "today" and "60 minutes." >> bill: i like meredith vieira. she's a great talent. >> i agree. >> newt gingrich wants to establish that moon colony. a couple of democrats want to
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prepare for it. proposing legislation to establish a national historical park on the surface of the moon at the spot where is the apollo mission landed between 1969 and '72. "the hill" reports donna edwards and johnson want to create the park to protect the landing sites because of the potential increase in commercial moon landings in the future. >> bill: you know, donna edwards is one of our best friends of the program here. we need to get donna edwards in here to talk about this moon national park. >> sure. >> a big change. cops are coming to a popular american table item. hamburger helper will now just be called helper. general mills has completed a year-long redesign project and study of the 42-year-old dried dinner mix to appeal to millennials. they find tying it to a particular meat was too limiting because chicken is more popular than hamburger meat and the familiar tag line, real good,
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feel good meal is going away. it is now need a dinner idea. we're here to help. the four fingered mascot is not going anywhere. >> oh, thank goodness. >> lefty is his name. his name is lefty. >> bill: you've got it. dan, thank you. yes, indeed. the situation in egypt. caused a lot of head scratching here in washington, d.c. at the white house briefings the last two days, jay carney had been there. he had to twist himself like a pretzel to try to describe why -- what looks like a coup is not really a coup. why we support the democratic process in egypt and we're very concerned about the way the president is about the way president morsi was removed from office. at the same time, we're not calling for him to be restored to office. the white house, like a lot of other people confused about what's going on, not sure what the right course of action is.
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hamid is the director of research at the brookings doha center in doha, qatar. wrote recently in "the new york times" that this is a demotion of what happened as a demotion of democracy in egypt. mr. hamid, thank you so much for joining us this morning. >> hi, bill. thanks for having me. >> bill: so let me ask you first of all, you're a member of the muslim brotherhood and you know, there is a big change in egypt and we're going to have the first free elections and you organize and you win the first free elections and then a year later, 25% of the population says we don't like this guy that we elected. so you turn it back to the military. is this what democracy in egypt looks like? >> any time you have massive
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crowds in the street, they can depose democratically elected president. that's not the way democracy should work. even if a president is very, very bad. you have to respect outcomes of the democratic process. whether it is to the next election parliamentary so on and so forth. what i worry about is that you know every time there is an unpopular president the military will have -- will be able to put pressure on that person and even depose them in the future. we saw, for example in turkey after their first coup against the democratically-elected government in 1960, they had three subsequent coups. once you get into this mode of military coup, it becomes difficult to turn back. as for the islamists themselves, they have come to terms about the democratic -- with the democratic process.
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they want not one election, they want several and now they're being told that's not good enough. as i said, in your times op-ed we're worried about the message it will send to groups across the region. some of whom may not want a say in the democratic process after what they see in egypt. >> bill: some people are saying today well, look, it was a military coup but they put a moderate, well respected man in as interim president. now, they've named badie as the new president and they've called for new elections in six months. so they're make all of the right moves and that everybody just should accept this. >> well, the counter argument to that is what's being done to the muslim brotherhood. there was just a killing two days ago where supporters of
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president morsi were gunned down by the army in one of the worst massacres in recent memory in egypt and you also have leading brotherhood figures shutting down -- tv stations, taking action against some brotherhood businesses. so yes there might be, you know a better outlook for going forward but you can't exclude what remains the largest political party in the country. you can't have democracy without the brotherhood participated. the initial signs here this is not a very inclusive process. >> bill: the muslim brotherhood up to this point is saying that they do not accept this interim president. they don't accept what happened. and they're going to -- there is no -- i've heard one of them say there is no plan b right? other than they want president
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morsi returned to office. i mean is that -- i think they're right. but is that realistic and do they have any other option? >> yes. they're very defined on this point. unfortunately for them, it is not realistic. it is difficult to envision how morsi would be reinstate and why the military would accept that. not to mention the millions of egyptians who don't like morsi at all and would likely go back to the streets. for that reason, the brotherhood is at a bit of an impasse. they're telling supporters that legitimacy is something worth fighting and dying for. it is a defying stance. it is difficult to stand down when you use that kind of -- i think the hope is after things cool down, maybe after several months, there can be a real negotiation and dialogue process where rock solution id guarantees are offered to the brotherhood to bring them back into the political process.
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and that would mean that they have the right to win in elections if it happened again. and those guarantees would have to be clear. you can't have a democracy where outcomes are respected only islamic views. >> bill: do you believe the united states should continuities support of egypt to the tune of $1.5 billion a year? >> well, the law is very clear. the legal provision says if there is the military coup, aid has to be suspended. there is no doubt from an academic perspective that this qualifies not just as a coup but as a textbook coup. it is clear here that the obama administration is playing politics with this work. but what kind of message does that send to the rest of the world that when there is a military coup. even that isn't enough for us to reconsider our aid and put pressure on the military. it shows that our red lines don't mean anything and if you
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take that along with our red line on syria there is a growing perception that the u.s. isn't to be taken seriously but obama's going to back down whenever someone puts up pressure. >> bill: how important -- let me ask a different question. so what -- because at the white house, i go to the white house briefings every day i've seen this -- they really are -- and i understand why perhaps confused seem to be confused about what we could do. what can the united states do here and what should we be doing and isn't there a risk if we look like we're too engaged in directing the future of egypt that's going to backfire. >> well, our hands off policy in the middle east has already backfired. that has been the obama administration's approach whether it is in syria egypt or everywhere else.
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and what it's led to is regional destabilization. going back to what the u.s. can do, i think it is important to send a message that yes we'll suspend aid now but it can be resumed if the egyptian military accepts free and fair elections within the next year. as they themselves have said they will. but that's a way for the u.s. to keep the pressure on them and to have leverage. if you want the aid, you have to meet certain standards. but the aid shouldn't come carte blanche. that's just not the way pressure leverage works. let's use our leverage. >> bill: got it. so in other words suspend aid now but say we're willing to resume if you have elections. and if everybody can participate in the elections. >> exactly. >> bill: is it possible, do you think, that the -- at the next election, the muslim brotherhood could come forward with another candidate and win another election?
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>> it's possible. egyptian politics -- >> bill: sorry. we lost our connection there. too bad. because we had a great connection there for awhile. certainly, shed a lot of light i think on what is a very complicated situation in egypt. but i thought dr. hamid made some very good points there. he's director of the brookings doha center in doha. part of the brookings institution. jay carney will be peppered with questions again today as he has the last two days about egypt. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." >>i believe people are hungry for it.
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if you believe in state's rights but still support the drug war you must be high. >> i think the number one thing that viewers like about "the young turks" is that we're honest. i think the audience gets that i actually mean it. >> you're putting out there something that you're proud of. journalists want the the story and they want the right story and the want the true story. >> you can say anything here. >> i spent a couple of hours
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with a hooker. >> your mistake was writing a check. >> she never cashed it! >> the war room. >> compared to other countries with tighter gun safety laws our death toll is just staggering. >> the young turks. >> the top bankers who funneled all the money to the drug lords, no sentence. there's just no justice in that. >> viewpoint. >> carl rove said today that mitt romney is a lock to win next pope. he's garunteeing it. >> joy behar: say anything. >> is the bottom line then that no white person should ever, ever, ever use the "n" word? >> yes! >> only on current tv.
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>> announcer: this is the "bill press show." >> bill: 26 minutes after the hour, columnist for "the washington post," clinton yates in studio with us in the next -- for the next half hour here of the -- "full court press." turn off these iphones before you start the show. good to you have back here. peter ogborn, got a breaking news story, before we get your calls on egypt. >> the state of florida may have banned all computers and cell phones. >> bill: what? >> what they have is -- >> bill: how can you be in florida and not have a cell phone? >> florida is the king of having internet cafes. they used to be popular but they've gone away. rural areas. internet cafes.
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of some them were operating as gambling operations. play video poker and things like that. a new law was put together to try to ban those and the wording of the law was so loose that they may have actually, if you interpret the law the way that they wrote it, could ban computers and smart phones because of the way that they worded it. it is called a network of devices is sort of how the law is phrased. that could be interpreted to mean computer networking or phone networking. >> bill: rick scott i'm telling you, i blame the governor. >> he approved it. >> bill: you heard our conversation there with hamid about what the united states should do about egypt. no doubt in his mind, this is the military coup. he said it is a textbook military coup and we ought to cut off aid to egypt. fran is calling from springfield, missouri. >> caller: good morning. democratically-elected president
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does not disrupt the constitution or put people in prison if they have disagreements. the people in egypt had no recourse. they couldn't even impeach him. they could not do anything legally otherwise they would be tortured so what's the point about the military coup? it goes back to the cause. >> bill: now the military has put 500 and some supporters of morsi in jail for their political views so what's the improvement? >> caller: the weapons the fighting. >> bill: they killed 51 of them. they shot and killed 51. so this is progress? >> caller: then that's the aspect that has to be taken care of. >> bill: i just think that those of us who live in a democracy and accept the decisions of a majority in any election have to be pretty careful about supporting the system where you can just go out in the street and say i don't like this guy and the military
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takes over. to the fire. are you encouraged by what you heard the president say the other night? is this personal, or is it political? a lot of my work happens by doing the things that i'm given to doing anyway, by staying in touch with everything that is going on politically and putting my own nuance on it. in reality it's not like they actually care. this is purely about political grandstanding. i've worn lots of hats, but i've always kept this going. i've been doing politics now for a dozen years. (vo) he's been called the epic politics man. he's michael shure and his arena is the war room. >> these republicans in congress that think the world ends at the atlantic ocean border and pacific ocean border. the bloggers and the people that are sort of compiling the best of the day. i do a lot of looking at those people as well. not only does senator rubio just care about rich people, but
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somehow he thinks raising the minimum wage is a bad idea for the middle class. but we do care about them right?
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well washington is just buzzing over a book that's not even out yet. everybody is talking about a book called this town, leibovitz used to be with the post, now with "the new york times" magazine who has chronicled the powers that be. the "a" list washington people and doesn't paint a very good picture, actually, i think of official washington. the word maybe to describe it best is hypocrisy. clinton yates is a columnist for "the washington post." he says maybe that's not really what washington is all about. hey, clinton, good morning. >> good morning, bill. how are you? >> bill: welcome back in. >> great to be here. >> bill: you're looking like official washington. >> got my bad brains t-shirt on. >> shout out to clinton for the only guest to wear a bad brains t-shirt. >> old school punk band formed
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in d.c. from around here. you've been around here long enough, you know who they are. shout out to hr. documentary coming out about them. >> not even john stanton wears the bad brains t-shirt when it comes. >> he's going to kill me for that. john is a great guy. >> bill: he is. don't have many tattoos. >> no, nor am i six foot whatever he is. >> bill: what is the real washington? >> the reason i wrote the column that i wrote is because a lot of times, people don't understand about washington, as he said in his book, it's just the place where people live. as if that's a reasonable description of what goes on outside the federal existence when i understand that you don't have to -- you don't have to buy into that. you don't have to believe that what happens in the town is of any importance but hey this is where i was born. this is where i grew up. that divide between the federal life and the life on the ground
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here is something that i think further perpetuates this notion that the district is not a place that deserves any sort of representation be it in congress or anywhere else. you can argue for statehood. you can argue about retro session. some people talked about -- there's been proposals just to get votes in the house of representatives but as long as every single time washington is mentioned in the national context as simply the federal city, this notion of any sort of equal rights for the residences is never going to happen. >> bill: people see it just as like a big dorm, right? or maybe a housing development where people come in to play their little role in government for awhile and then move out. >> they don't understand the ills of d.c. exist completely separately from that in terms of what it is in terms of civic pride and like i said before, on the ground of who we are in d.c. >> bill: no. that's a very good point. there is a city, there is a
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population. there are -- there's a life to the city. there are businesses here, right? >> definitely. >> bill: that exist independently of maybe dependent on in some ways, but still doesn't exist. was there before and will be there after. >> it is amazing how many people get here and live in a completely separate world from that. how possible that is. i don't personally take issue with that. because that's a choice people make. but in terms of the context of what is right for this city, i think it presents a big problem. i don't believe leibovitz for how he's talking about it. the wording he used to describe what is known as d.c. versus washington, i found to be a little flip and a little casual and i just wanted to point out hey, look, there is another world here, the world that i grew up in and i love and the reason why i love the city. >> bill: is -- do you think his description let's talk about of the federal city, where
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again, i've read a lot of excerpts from the book. i know mark well and i've talked to him about the book. he describes a town where it is kind of dog-eat-dog. people come in here and it is all about making -- as much as you can do for me, me, me for a short while. then busting out of here. >> that's the difference between -- >> bill: not a very flattering picture of the kind of people who make it in washington. >> not at all. that's part of the reason why you see such a divide. people who have been here for the long haul, people interested in being here for the long haul, you can tell when you meet somebody on the other side of the divide. that's not to say it is the dark side per se. you always know somebody who operates in federal washington or k street versus somebody who's really rooted here not just as a native but somebody here in town. that's exactly why. not just social climbers but political climbers. people who have no interest in the long-term health of what is
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the region. >> bill: i remember when i came to washington from california thinking that this is very exciting. coming here, great big city, lots of opportunities it is a pretty tough town. the knives are out from the time you walk in. >> bring you down and -- i did find it a very welcoming city. >> once you realize the people who have been here long before the lawmakers were here and will be here long after they plan to leave. that's where the real soul of washington comes in. if people understood more nationally existed on the level that it does, maybe we wouldn't have such a problem trying to get a vote in congress. >> some of the best stuff you did was during the white house correspondents' dinner when the town essentially becomes ground zero for sort of the interaction of politics and entertainment and media and you said doesn't disrupt my life at all. doesn't affect me.
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doesn't mess with me. and it is interesting to see into these people who at least for that weekend are looked at as some of the most powerful people in the world. it is a limiting time they're going to be here. it doesn't even interfere. >> one of the things i say about the white house correspondents' dinner that the most interesting people to talk to in and around that night, forget about the people who are here sitting at tables. talk to the security guards, the people catering things, talk to the people who are actually working on that day to provide that service for that party and you'll get a much more interesting and a much more real look at about what d.c. is really all about. >> bill: for my purposes, i'm going to call them -- the phony washington which is the white house correspondents' dinner and the real washington. is that sort of what the real washington for a second. the real washington now is proposing going beyond the minimum wage but for big businesses in this town, that they have to pay a living wage of what is it?
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$12.50 an hour. are they going to get away with it? and can they get away with it? >> they can get away with it. whether or not they should or not, i don't know. but this specifically refers to -- the reason why it is important is because walmart said if this bill passes, they'll stop building three of the six proposed locations in d.c. they've already started building three. the other problem with this is simple. three of those are east of the river. if you don't understand this on a national scale, in addition to the federal and local sides of d.c., there is also the anacostia river which splits wards seven and eight from the other five wards. and it is mostly impoverished and mostly black. and what exists over there is a dirth of options. a lot of people feel if they cut off their nose to spite their face you're putting people east of the river in a situation
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where they don't have access to the things that everybody else does. that to me becomes the largest problem. look, you have an issue you need to solve here. don't get caught up in this other mumbo jumbo because you think it is the right thing to do. >> bill: this bill, so i understand it is designed but only applies to stores that have -- that are of a certain -- big box stores. wouldn't apply to a starbucks. wouldn't have to pay. >> which also sends the message to people that hey look, if you don't work for one of the stores we don't care if you have a living wage. i don't know that that's the message you want to send. it is a very difficult situation because it is like look, there is a need here, you know. there is a moral concept about the living wage thing that exists but what's really the bigger priority? >> bill: if you're going to have a living wage, it ought to apply to all employees across the board. >> most people would say that. it is more reasonable than what they're trying to do. hello, again go over to ward eight and try to find a decent grocery store. you're driving for miles.
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that's something that needs to change. >> you hate to put it in the sense of walmart is being picked on. walmart is not the greatest company. i find it fascinating walmart said if this goes through they're going to abandon plans to build in d.c. this fight has been going on for years. the money they've spent. >> i'm not defending walmart's stance by no means. >> right, right. >> it is pretty disingenuous to pull out at this stage of the development but again, the goal here for d.c. is to make sure the residents have what they need as best you can provide it. i don't know whether or not the need for food and other things trumps the need for a living wage. there is a big vote today on that. stay tuned. >> bill: is the vote today? >> yeah. >> bill: bad brains. good brain here for us. clinton yates columnist for "the washington post." follow him at washingtonpost.com.
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the middle class. but we do care about them, right? vo: the war room tonight at 6 eastern >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." >> bill: 13 minutes before the top of the hour. covering the waterfront here in washington, d.c. with clinton yates from "the washington post."
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hours at one location, move into the other election, have them work another 25 hours. problem solved. they're not a full-time employee. they're working 50 hours. those are the kind of glitches that they should probably take a look at. they need to work out before the implementation of the employer mandate. >> bill: let's put it this way. some people will clete and do anything to avoid having to give their employees a living wage or health benefits. >> their ceo owns up to it. he says look, they're working 50 hours a week. we don't consider them full-time employees. >> bill: if you had to work, whatever it is, 25, 40 hours 30, they would say we're only going to hire you for 28 hours a week. >> that's enough to make you scream. >> bill: bastards. on the divide in washington -- >> i got a personal story about that. it is pretty simple. i was born a week -- eight days before ronald reagan's assassination attempt when he was shot by hinckley.
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and i was born at g. w. hospital, right down here in d.c. and so when that happened, i was still in the hospital. my mom was still in the hospital due to complications and so forth and my grandmother happened to be in town as well to visit her and to meet me. now, when he got shot, they took him to gw hospital. quick sidebar if you want to read an entire book about that, my colleague is amazing. but she said all of the doctors on her floor effectively disappeared for an extended period of time. she was extremely worried about me with her my grandmother couldn't get into the hospital that day. she was enraged because the security situation that happened over the next two weeks as a result of him being there. so my point is that divide between the federal side and the local side really does affect day-to-day life on a regular basis. everything turned out fine, obviously. i say obviously now. my point is that for people who say oh, well, what does that
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matter anyway? it can't be it is of any importance. i was born nearly in the middle of it. >> bill: can also understand why the assassination of a president -- >> don't get me wrong. >> bill: no matter where he were. >> what i'm saying is that kind of thing if you apply that to the basic level of life in d.c. is how things go. >> bill: victor is calling from miami florida. thanks for joining us. what's up? >> hey bill, how you doing? i want to say that the same way that walmart effectively does this -- particularly targeting of hiring people and keeping them below the poverty line so they have to seek public assistance, california passed a law saying that they should fine them for that. same way the guy who was talking to realize that people like walmart should have special laws that force them to pay a living wage because they have a lot of employees all over the place and
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they're bringing down the wage. they're bringing down the wage. people cannot afford to live on what they pay. >> bill: good point. your point was not that they shouldn't pay their employees a living wage but everybody. >> that and the district can't afford to be holding people hostage when there's already a lot of suffering. to his point i will say is that this is a bigger national battle for walmart. which is that they don't want every city to do this and then all sudden feel hamstrung because they don't operate in a lot of big cities. so there is a larger thing happening here that they're trying to avert long-term that the district happens to be caught in right now. >> bill: one other thing is that walmart has spent gazillion dollars in the last couple of years with all of the ads, you can't turn on tv about what a great company we are. i work for walmart. i love walmart. all of these different people. saying this.
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and then they get a test like here in washington where they might have to pay a living wage. if we don't get our way, we're going to leave this town. that's sort of undercuts i think, part of their message. >> it comes across as completely disingenuous. i talked to a guy who worked at a walmart in georgia. he didn't have a choice to quit because that was his only source of income. >> bill: clinton yates great to have you here. great to you have on "the washington post." come back. we'll be back and we'll tell you what the president's up to today. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show."
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>> announcer: on your radio and on current tv, this is the "bill press show." >> bill: okay. for the next hour, congresswoman barbara lee will start us off here in studio with us. we'll be talking to blake from politico magazine. president obama and the vice president get the daily briefing today at 9:30 after which the president will be meeting with the hispanic caucus, congressional hispanic caucus at the white house. yesterday, he met with the congressional black caucus. then this afternoon, he will be giving the national arts and national humanities medal awards at the white house. receiving the awards today george lucas herb alpert, tony kushner, renee fleming ernest gaines. always a wonderful ceremony. the president afterwards meets with secretary of state john kerry. press briefing today at 12:45.
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>> bill: what do you say? good morning, everybody. great to see you this morning. welcome to the "full court press" here on current tv. your morning roundup of the news of the day. and your town hall where you get to sound off about what's going on. not only we'll tell you what's going on but give you a chance to tell us what it means to you. you can do so by giving us a call at 1-866-55-press. by giving us your comments on twitter at bpshow and of course, on facebook at
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facebook.com/billpressshow. among the stories that we're going to be covering here in the next hour, congresswoman barbara lee joins us. republicans are caucusing today in the house to decide what they're going to do about immigration reform, if anything. many republicans don't want any bill at all. others only want a bill that has no path to citizenship. so what's the point? you would wonder. democrats say if there's no path to citizenship, they don't want any bill at all. and so prospects don't look too good for getting comprehensive immigration reform passed this year. the congressional black committee, black caucus rather met with president obama yesterday. among the issues that they raised with him and ask him to continue pushing is the issue of gun safety. congresswoman barbara lee will tell us all about that meeting and democrats in the senate are considering getting rid of the filibuster, finally and doing it
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ever, ever use the "n" word? >> yes! >> only on current tv. >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation on your rodeo and on current tv, this is the "bill press show." >> bill: well, president obama at the white house yesterday. the whole group of kids in the state dining room, one of them said mr. president, what's your favorite food? you know what he told them? broccoli. come on! nobody likes broccoli. well, nobody's favorite food is broccoli. good morning everybody. what do you think? cheeseburgers, french fries. good to see you this morning.
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it is wednesday, july 10. and this is the "full court press." as always, we're coming to you live from our nation's capital. booming out to you all across this great land of ours on your local progressive talk radio station, how lucky you are if you've got one and on current tv. and so good to have you with us this morning and so happy to welcome back into the studio, a good friend from california, doing a great job. representing the people of the oakland area and the united states congress. congresswoman barbara lee. nice to see you. >> good to see you. >> bill: california is booming. jerry brown brought it back. >> my district has highlights of unemployment and poverty. a lot of people who have been hit by the foreclosure crisis are still recovering from that. so we have many challenges. >> bill: do you see impacts of the sequester too? >> absolutely. when you look at our county services, when you look at
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furloughs, when you look at what's taken place with regard to public services, yeah, people are having a hard time. we're doing fairly well and beginning to roll out the affordable care act but you know cutting h.i.v. programs and my district has one of the highest rates in the country. all of that is the result of sequester. the loss of jobs. >> bill: nobody is talk building it anymore. and we should be. we should be. so congresswoman is here for the first half hour with our team, peter ogborn and dan henning. hello, guys. >> hey hey. >> bill: alichia cruz has the phones covered. cyprian bowlding is off this week. monty is here keeping us looking good on current tv. congresswoman, before we get to the issues of the day you just wonder if there's any -- if there's any limit to how low sometimes these conservatives will go in their attacks on this president and his administration. and then every time you think they've gone about as low as
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they can go, they surprise you. here yesterday on the syndicated show, glenn beck used to be on fox. now he's got -- >> he's on the radio. >> bill: pay-per-view. >> the blaze. >> bill: is raising questions about secretary of state john kerry and his wife who has taken seriously ill this week and flown to the hospital in boston and glenn beck wonders whether she might have been faking it. >> our secretary of state, is he on his boat while the egyptian uprising is going on instead of telling you the truth they say no, he's definitely not on his boat. that's an outrage to even ask that. okay. and you expect me to believe that mrs. ketchup is in critical condition? i mean no offense. maybe she is. >> bill: what are you going to do with these people? they talked that hillary clinton
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faked her brain tumor. >> it is a level of cynicism and meanness that you know, we've never seen before. i hope the public really gets it and understands that this is probably -- i always said, reminds folks of what senator mitch mcconnell says in terms of their first priority was to make sure that president obama was a one-term. he won again big. the priority is to make sure he fails in everything he does. if it they have to go after whomever on a personal basis during such a sad period, they'll do it. >> bill: there is a reason why senator john kerry was -- secretary of state now right was not of the state department the last couple of days. his wife had a very serious illness on nantucket or the vineyard. >> i think it was nantucket. >> bill: they got her stabilized there in the small health center. more serious than they could handle. she was medevaced to boston. he's at her side.
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jesus. >> if the right wing believes in family values, this is a terrible example of their values. >> bill: unbelievable. on the issues of the day, i thought of you yesterday when i read that president obama is now saying, you know, when we look at afghanistan the original plan was we're going to be out there of there next year. we were going to leave a residual group of forces in afghanistan to help the government of hamid karzai. reportedly now congresswoman the administration is considering something -- you've been asking for a long time. get everybody, all of our troops the hell out of afghanistan. not leaving anybody there. >> that's what he should do. we need to of course look at how we engaged in the diplomatic initiative in the region and what we need to do to -- i believe help in terms of making sure that women's rights are protected. so there is, i think a nonmilitary role as we have in other parts of the world.
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but for years now of course i couldn't vote for it initially in 2001 because i knew then that that resolution that allowed for the military operation in not only afghanistan but 30 some other places in the world in terms of it's been used 30 some times. this could be a resolution that would go -- which would allow war without end everywhere. so i'm glad to hear the administration is moving in this direction because there is no military solution. we don't need to leave a residual force. that will cost millions, probably billions of dollars. we need to begin here at home. i'm glad to heart president is beginning to consider that. >> bill: was it 2001, that vote? >> it was 2001. it was after -- >> september 14th. it was a terrible time for the country. >> bill: a lot of flak for that. any regrets? >> that was the right vote, bill. it was a tough vote. when you read that resolution,
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it said the president's authorized to use force against any nation organization, individual connected to -- total blaifng check. it has been used everywhere around the world including as legal justification for the use of drones. we need to repeal it. i have legislation to repeal it and hopefully now the congress will figure out there was never really a debate on it. it took the congress out of its role in terms of our decision-making power to declare war. so we need to go back and fix this. >> bill: everybody now points to the use -- for the use of force. congress approves it. we're just operating according to what congress has done, right? >> that doesn't make any sense. that's in person you onuity. that's -- that's in perpetuity. that's forever. we had 66 no votes.
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>> bill: look at afghanistan. now, i think the president's coming to this point because he's frustrated with hamid karzai. what have we gained in afghanistan. >> first, we have to remember that we have lost many of our young men and women many are injured and have disabilities for life. so part of what we have to do now is make sure their disability claims are expedited. they receive the types of benefits that they deserve and economic security. that's first priority. when you look at what has taken place now in afghanistan and with karzai, when you look at the type of -- you know, the billions of dollars that has been ripped off in suitcases cash money. that's been lost. i mean come on. what have we gained? the region is not stable. the corruption is rampant.
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taliban is there you know, when you look at it, we unfortunately need to figure out a way to engage more in a diplomatic initiative recognizing that in terms of -- inserting american troops in afghanistan just won't work. it has not work and it won't work in the future. we have the history -- afghanistan to prove that. >> bill: congresswoman barbara lee our guest in studio. congresswoman, you were there yesterday at the white house. for the meeting with the congressional black caucus and president obama. tell us about the meeting. good terms? what did you talk about? >> it was a very good meeting. of course, our chair congresswoman marcia fudge from ohio is a wonderful great leader and she of course, along with president obama cochaired the meeting. we talked about many issues that are of the extreme importance to
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the congressional black caucus. the african-american community communities of color but also to our entire country. we talked about immigration reform. and why it is so important to have comprehensive immigration reform. and that we cannot leave any immigrant group out including those from the caribbean and from africa. extremely important. we also talked about poverty. that's a priority of the congressional black caucus in terms of the elimination of poverty. when you look at what has taken place beginning under the bush administration you have poverty rates now that are soaring. 16 17 million chirp living in poverty -- children living in poverty in the wealth withiest and most powerful country in the world. as a priority of the congressional black caucus, i cochair the task force on poverty and economic opportunity we talked about pathways out of poverty. what we're going to do legislatively. we also talked about the voting rights act. we have to make do and make sure that everyone has the right to
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vote. that's the essence of democracy. of course with the supreme court decision, we've got to figure out a strategy legislative strategy to make sure we, in essence, reverse that. we talked about that. it was a very good substantive meeting. >> bill: reportedly, you also talked about gun safety. >> yes. >> bill: certainly an issue that you deal with all the time in oakland. and did you get the sense the president is frustrated that everything seems so stalled on gun safety and is he determined to keep going? >> he's determined to keep going. the congressional black caucus is determined to keep going. you look at what has happened say for instance, last week in chicago. 60 some deaths. when you look at my observe district in oakland every day young people getting killed. when you look at areas around the country each and every day we're losing young men and women, young kids. it is a shame and disgrace we cannot get members of congress to understand that minimally, we
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should have background checks. we should have restriction on the number of magazine -- the magazine count restriction. we should have basic gun safety measures. the president's fully supportive. he's not given up the congressional black caucus is going to continue to fight until we get the weapons off the streets. >> bill: california's got some of the toughest laws in the nation. assault weapons ban in california. has it made a difference in california? >> it has made some difference. when you don't have national standards and when you have the ability to transport weapons from one state to the other you know, your state laws are going to be minimal at best. again, look at my district in oakland. look at what's taken place there. we have assault weapons everywhere. young people are dying each and every day. >> bill: you mentioned immigration reform. senate passed its bill for what it's worth. they moved on that legislation. now, it is in the house. the house republicans can't seem to make up their mind what
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they're going to do. so they're caucusing today to discuss what their approach is going to be. do you have any hope that a bill is going to get out to the governor -- to the president's desk? >> you know, bill, as a public official, i have to have hope. long time. i've been here 15 years now. you can't give up. you have to keep fighting. hopefully the republicans at least enough republicans will begin to see why this is first of all the right thing to do. secondly, beneficial to our economy. we've seen the reports with regard to what the economic benefits are of comprehensive immigration reform. we're a country of immigrants. this is something we should not have to struggle through. and you know, the senate to their credit, passed a bill. there are provisions i do not
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like. hopefully we can get a decent house bill passed and go to conference. because too many people have waited too long for this. >> bill: indeed. then there's the stall on the farm bill as well. now they're thinking about maybe we can get a farm bill passed if we just take food stamps out. what you said about poverty. this relates to that. we'll get into that when we come back. take a quick break. congresswoman is here. glad to take your calls at 1-866-55-press. as we talk about some of the challenges facing this congress. biggest challenge is getting anything done. with this gang of republicans. your calls welcome at 1-866-55-press. we'll be right back. >> announcer: connect with the "bill press show" on twitter. follow us at bpshow and tweet using the hashtag watching bp. this is the "bill press show." (vo) current tv gets the converstion started next. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. >> you are. >> the troops love me.
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this show is about analyzing criticizing, and holding policy to the fire. are you encouraged by what you heard the president say the other night? is this personal, or is it political? a lot of my work happens by doing the things that i'm given to doing anyway, by staying in touch with everything that is going on politically and putting
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my own nuance on it. in reality it's not like they actually care. this is purely about political grandstanding. i've worn lots of hats, but i've always kept this going. i've been doing politics now for a dozen years. (vo) he's been called the epic politics man. he's michael shure and his arena is the war room. >> these republicans in congress that think the world ends at the atlantic ocean border and pacific ocean border. the bloggers and the people that are sort of compiling the best of the day. i do a lot of looking at those people as well. not only does senator rubio just care about rich people, but somehow he thinks raising the minimum wage is a bad idea for the middle class. but we do care about them right?
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>> bill: blake is the deputy editor of politico magazine. covering the news of the day with us for the next half hour on the "full court press." we're privileged to have in studio with us, a good friend from california, congresswoman barbara lee from oakland california. peter? >> bill, bill, bill, bill, bill. on social media on twitter at bpshow. you can find us and join our conversation. pat says bill, ranting about barack obama and broccoli is silly. while it might not be my favorite food. it is my favorite vegetable. i eat it more than any other food so there.
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>> bill: broccoli lovers unite. all i'm saying is i'll bet you the president never went out to a restaurant and said i want some broccoli. >> how ate broccoli here? >> bill: i think we all like it. i remember the ad, the radio commercial, cows in berkeley. >> berkeley farm. >> bill: berkeley farm is in your district. not maybe farms in oakland but still this farm bill is important, isn't it? >> it is very important. and just -- i was on the ad committee when i was in california legislature. >> bill: oh, yeah. >> part of my work was bringing more rural issues into urban areas so young people especially could understand where milk came from cows. we brought cows to the schools.
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but i think this ag bill that we defeated rightfully so, was a terrible bill. and now it is my understanding the republican leadership are going to bifurcate. they're going to separate out the nutrition section from the farm subsidy. it is totally outrageous. >> bill: one of the most important parts of it so the whole food stamp program, they want to get rid of. >> they want to get rid of it. i was proud of the 29 members of congress that took the food stamp challenge. we lived off of food stamp allocation of about 450 a day. it was just quite amazing how we were able to let the public know what exactly was at stake and it took a lot but members of congress came forward talked about the unhealthy diet that people who were on food stamps and snap have and why we don't need to cut that but why we need to increase the allocation and
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you know, so many people are eligible, aren't even on it. people deserve this bridge over troubled waters. no one wants to be on snap or food stamps. i'm a former public assistance recipient. i was on food stamps way back in the day in the '70s. i never could have raised my children as a single mom and gotten out of school, had it not been for that helping hand that i needed at that very difficult period of time. that's the way most people are. who are on snap benefits. >> bill: you know, something that you and i have struggled with and i guess we'll never figure out is why of all the targets, you know, that republicans could choose, to pick on, right they always choose the poorest of the poor. >> the poor, the seniors, the most vulnerable. it is a terrible moment in our country's history. where survival of the fittest. go for what you know. you know, only the strong survive. >> bill: you're fighting the good fight congresswoman. we're proud of you.
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>> bill: at 33 minutes after the hour on this wednesday morning, the "full court press" coming to you live coast-to-coast on your local progressive talk radio station and on current tv back to the news of the day. but first this story caught my eye about identity theft. i keep looking for these. this one from tulsa oklahoma.
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back in the house and the senate. the house meeting today house republicans to decide whether or not to do anything or what to do if anything, i should say about immigration reform and senate democrats caucusing tomorrow to decide what if anything to do about filibuster reform and the administration meanwhile is trying to decide what, if anything, to do about the situation in egypt. blake is the deputy editor for politico magazine joining us live in studio this morning. blake, good to see you. thanks for coming in. >> thanks for having me. >> bill: politico has been around now a couple of years. we know politico. we know the web site. what's politico magazine? >> it is a new project we're starting. going to be doing you know, different kind of style journalism longer takes more in-depth reporting daily. weekly monthly. all of the above. >> politico's mission as a web site is to the goal of winning
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the week, the month and the hour. >> bill: is it all going to be online or print as well? >> we're going to come out in print maybe six to eight times a year and daily on the web. so think of it like a daily magazine online. >> bill: like a slate let's say. >> like the post outlook section. similar, elevated, deeper looks at politics and power. >> bill: people can find it at politico.com? >> eventually. starting in september. right now we're just gearing up, you know, hiring the team and figuring out what we're going to do. >> bill: we can't direct people to it now but it is a work in progress. >> exactly. >> bill: that's exciting. good to be on the ground floor here. and we'll put a link up as soon as you're up and running. let's start on egypt because i've been to the white house the last couple of days for the briefings where it is pretty clear the administration is struggling with egypt.
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pretty clear. don't want to cut off aid to egypt. the president says he's very concerned that president morsi was ousted but he's also not calling for his reinstatement. >> he's not concerned enough to do anything about it. >> bill: where do we go on egypt? >> well, you know, there is a lot of pressure from both sides of the debate on the administration, on the one hand, you have a group of egypt experts and experts who say the united states has really just indulged the egyptian military too long and the egyptian military gets the vast bulk of the u.s. aid going back several decades. the u.s. all told, gives egypt about $1.5 billion of aid every year. it is a mix of loans for hardware grants and economic aid. and the argument is that the egyptian military needs us more than we need them.
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and even if we cut off the aid it is still going to be in their interest to keep the peace with israel and all their equipment is american equipment anyway so they'll come back into our arms once they've done all of the right things that are required by u.s. law to get that money. so that's one side of the argument. the other side of the argument which i think the israelis are making here in washington and you know, various sort of other sides of the debate are saying like look, this is a volatile situation. the last thing we want to do is send the message to the egyptian military that we're no longer friends. we'll lose all of our leverage. we won't be able to make those phone calls from the pentagon to the egyptian army whenever there is a crisis and there's particular concern about -- which borders israel. there are a lot of nasty groups
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in sinai. there have been a few bombing incidents. the pipeline that runs through there was bombed again. there have been attacks on police stations. i think the israelis are holding an egyptian who was involved in allegedly jihadist activities so it is a very dangerous situation. and you know, the israelis are saying look, we don't need to throw a curveball into the mix right now. >> bill: so the administration caught between the two basically does nothing. >> well, i think ultimately, they're going to keep the aid going and i think that's where congress is going to end up. john mccain came out with a very strong statement saying cut them off. but i think you know, other key members are saying wait a minute. let's look at this. i think you know, bob menendez, the chairman of the senate foreign relations committee is not in favor of cutting off the aid right away. so i think ultimately, you know,
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they're going to get their money. this happens -- you know, we have this debate almost every year. at the end of the debate usually they get the money. >> bill: this year, of course, a little more urgency than there is at other times. but we had a guest earlier this morning, hamid from the brookings institute -- brookings in doha, qatar who said it is a military coup. no doubt about it. and our law says if there is a military coup, we don't give anymore aid so we've got to cut off aid. there are a lot of voices on both sides or every side i guess of this issue. let's come back here at home. here on the hill. republicans today big meeting. trying to sort out what direction, in the house what direction, if any they take on immigration reform. you know. your team, politico, has been very close to this.
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what's the end outcome? will there be a bill out of the house? a bill that will reach the president's desk or as some people reporting today headed for no-man's-land basically? >> well, i mean politico is reporting, really points in the direction of no immigration reform this time. >> bill: period. >> what we reported today was that it looks like the republican house strategy will be sort of a slow death march for immigration reform. you know, speaker boehner has already said that there's no way they're going to just take up the senate bill. now, really the question is do they come up with a bill and go to conference or not. and i think all of the pressure of boehner is from those who don't want to go to conference. the republican party establishment is very interested in immigration reform but i think the momentum on that has really faded since november. you remember right after the
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election, the consensus in the republican party at least at the elite levels here in washington was you know, we're never going to be a national party unless we solve our problem with hispanic voters. and you know, as members have gone back to their districts and sort of crunched the numbers they realize at least in the house, you know, they're not very heavily dependent on hispanic voters. so they have different interests than the g.o.p. as a whole. that's where boehner is kind of stuck in this unenviable position. >> bill: the mathematics has not really changed. in terms of the power of the hispanic vote, the fastest growing segment of the american population as well as the american political establishment, if you will. and president obama getting 71% of that vote in 2012.
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that as some republicans have pointed out, if we ever want to take back the white house we're going to have to have some outreach to the latino community. so on the one hand, on the national level that's what's good for the party but there are so many house members who just don't give a damn, right? >> exactly. that's the problem when you have a party that doesn't really have a national leader right now. i mean mitch mcconnell has his own interests. john boehner has his own interests. eric cantor has his own interests. every member of the house, the back ventures, they're worried about how can i get re-elect and bring money back to my district. >> bill: what are you saying that reince priebus is not the leader of the republican party? >> i think it is clear that gone are the days when you have a figure like george w. bush making a strong case from the oval office for immigration reform. >> bill: in fact, it is
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interesting, you mention george w. bush because he is actually coming forward to speak on the first major policy issue since he left the presidency and it is on immigration reform. i think peter today or tomorrow? >> i think it's tomorrow. >> bill: he is coming out and calling for the republican party to step up to the plate and do what he tried to get them to do when he was in the white house. immigration reform just one of the issues we're tackling here on the "full court press." your calls welcome on egypt. we touched on immigration reform. we'll take a look at what's happening on obamacare and with the filibuster, too, when we come back here on the "full court press" this wednesday morning. with blake hounshell deputy editor of politico magazine. your calls welcome at 1-866-55-press. >> announcer: this is the "full court press." the "bill press show" live on your radio and on current tv.
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>> bill: politico launching a new magazine. deputy editor blake hounshell is in studio with us wrapping up today's "full court press" coming to you live from our nation's capital with the whole team here this morning. and some breaking, breaking political news. this is really worth getting excited about.
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we may have a new senate candidate, blake. up in the state of alaska. she is now back on fox news and so sean hannity had sarah palin on as his guest on his radio show yesterday afternoon. he asked her whether she might give any consideration to running for senator. >> might run for senator in alaska. have you considered that at all? >> i've considered it because people have requested me considering it but i'm still waiting to see what the line-up will be and hoping that there again, there will be some new bloods, new energy not just picking from the same old politicians in the state that come from political families, that have sort of been up there for so many years. too many of them have been part of the problem. senator mark begich has got to
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be replaced. >> bill: wouldn't it be great to have her as a senate candidate? >> as political journalist, i'm praying to the news gods that sara palin is going to go ahead with this. things are getting dull around here. i think she would shake things up. >> does she realize it is a six-year term? >> bill: that's right. she couldn't finish a four-year term as governor. >> that's a long stretch for her. >> bill: she says what we need is new blood. new energy. yeah well then we don't need sarah palin. >> you know, some other people have gone to the senate and quit after two years and become president. >> bill: this is her track. i think they have a little more going for them. all right. sara. run, sarah, run! lose sarah lose! that's our motto this morning. i don't want to ask you about -- we talked about immigration reform. the democrats now have -- they
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say, they have had it with republicans, despite the agreement they thought they had in january. filibuster was only going to be used in extreme cases. now nothing has changed. democrats are saying we've had it. and they're caucusing in the senate tomorrow to decide whether or not to break open the filibuster and limit its use particularly for presidential appointments. we've been -- we've seen this movie before. is this going to end any differently? are democrats going to do it? are they going to fold again? >> i would be very surprised if they went ahead and did this. everybody calls this the nuclear option for good reason because once do you it, you know, you might become the minority some day and then you won't have the tool of the filibuster to use to block things that you don't like. and you know this is really i think a batting about you know, several appointments in specific and i think they can probably work out some arrangements on
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some of those. when you're talking about court appointments, this fight over the district court and future fight over supreme court nominations. you know that, i think is a much tougher issue as we saw with the supreme court this summer the court can still have a huge impact on vast swaths of american life and republicans and democrats disagree strongly about issues like gay marriage, the voting rights act and the court really matters. >> bill: but on the point about -- and i hear some of the senior democrats are saying we've been there in a minority. we know what it's like. we may be in the minority again but no matter who's in the majority right filibuster, the use of the filibuster is undemocratic right? it flies in the face of everything we believe that if you got 51 votes you got a majority. you can get things done. why should we just say yeah, it is bad if republicans use it. we want to save it so democrats
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can use it. >> look what happened in texas with wendy davis. you know this is a woman who used the filibuster and liberals and democrats across the country were cheering her on. so i don't think you know, there are no atheists in foxholes, i don't think there are any people who are consistently principle in washington. >> bill: you know, i think that's a pretty safe statement. nobody here -- sticks to their principles all the time, right? >> you do have the nine races that people are looking at in 2014 and the senate could easily go into g.o.p. >> bill: so what you're saying is there won't be any filibuster reform. cynically, i am afraid to say i agree with you. too bad. my point of view. blake hounshell, nice to see you. thanks for coming in. we look forward to politico magazine and i'll be right back with today's parting shot. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show."
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>> did anyone tell the pilgrims they should self-deport? >> no, they said "make us a turkey and make it fast". >> (laughter). >> she gets the comedians laughing. >> that's the best! >> that's hilarious. >> ... and the thinkers thinking. >> okay, so there is wiggle room in the ten commandments is what you're telling me. >> she's joy behar. >> ya, i consider you jew-talian. >> okay, whatever you want. >> who plays kafka? >> who saw kafka? >> who ever saw kafka? >> (laughter). >> asking the tough questions. >> chris brown, i mean you wouldn't let one of your daughters go out with him. >> absolutely not. >> you would rather deal with ahmadinejad then me? >> absolutely! >> (singing) >> i take lipitor, thats it. >> are you improving your lips? >> (laughter). >> when she's talking, you never know where the conversation is going to go. >> it looks like anthony wiener is throwing his hat in the ring. >> his what in the ring? >> his hat. >> always outspoken, joy behar.
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>> and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? >> only on current tv.
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